Atlanta is a top 10 U.S. city for green buildings

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Atlanta ranked No. 5 on the list of 30 “green cities,” with 54 percent of its commercial space — such as office towers, hotels, and shopping centers — certified as sustainable, according to the Green Building Adoption Index, a project led by Maastricht University of the Netherlands, along with the U.S. Green Building Council and CBRE. Sustainable projects emphasize energy and water conservation, but they are also more widely associated with the desire to improve quality of life. In real estate, the push for sustainability is embodied by the U.S. Green Building Council and Energy Star programs. Led by Atlanta-based design firms such as The Epsten Group and schools including Georgia Tech, Atlanta has started to more widely embrace how architecture, land-use policy ands real estate development affect the way people live and work. Other projects reinforced the commitment to transit alternatives. And, for the first time, MARTA plans to build high-rise mixed-use projects over the transit authority’s urban train stations.

 

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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
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  • Created On: Jul 8, 2014 - 4:22am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm